Turnstyle, of Perth, Western Australia, are an indie quartet, made up of PJ, Adem K and Dean. Songs 'Spray Water on the Stereo' and 'I'm a Bus' received airplay on Triple J in the late nineties and made it into the Hottest 100 in 1999. They released 2 EPs, 3 Albums and multiple singles. Their album Turnstyle Country was Hype magazine's 'album of the year' in 1999. They supported many local and international acts including Guided by Voices, Trans Am, They Might be Giants, Ben Lee, Stereolab, Bikini Kill, Regurgitator, Custard and Jebadiah.
What has become of Heartbreak Club (HBC)? Once a straight-up parody of angst-ridden pop, HBC are rapidly becoming Australia's beacon of hope for Geek Rock; spearheading a new wave of 1990's inspired intelligent, ironic and self-deprecating punk-infused tunes. In doing so, HBC have recorded a new, darker and grittier album that is 'unapologetically melodic; adopting a brutally honest, confessional and grungier tone' than previous efforts, with the band noting their admiration for Weezer, Regurgitator, Blink 182 and Nirvana. They are still geeks, however.
There are at least four artists with the name Tripod:
1) A french metal/hardcore band from Marseille called Tripod (2001-2005): http://www.3po2.com & http://www.myspace.com/tripod3po2 2) Tripod are an Australian comedy band from Melbourne, who are slowly making themselves known elsewhere. They have a small following in the UK and a trickle of fans in the USA. 3) A US-American rock trio with no guitars or keyboards: TriPod.
tripod-theband.com 4) A Norwegian grunge band called tripod.
Grandaddy are an American indie pop band formed in Modesto, California in 1992 by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch; although a noisy, lo-fi approach characterized early recordings like 1994's Complex Party Come Along Theories, with the 1995 additions of guitarist Jim Fairchild and keyboardist Tim Dryden the group's sound expanded exponentially over the course of subsequent efforts including the unreleased Don't Sock the Tryer and the 1996 EP A Pretty Mess By This One Band.
"Marseille Figs produce a sordid amalgam of inebriated bubblegum, hi-tone honky tonk, tin pan alley, free jazz and punk. Melodic, chaotic, and sometimes ha-ha funny, their repertoire includes flophouse ballads, big booming piledrivers and lost soul singalongs." Marseille Figs are:
Corn Mo (aka Jon Cunningham) is a singer, keyboardist, and accordion player from Texas. Known for Busey Boy, his songs are usually comedic with a bit of glam rock influence. He recently toured with They Might Be Giants and The Polyphonic Spree and has recently opened for Ben Folds. He is also a member of the band .357 Lover. Corn Mo has a personal Myspace page and a blog & official site.
Camper Van Beethoven is an alternative rock band that was founded in 1983 in Redlands, California, though the band soon moved to Santa Cruz, California. Camper Van Beethoven mixed elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, country, and acid rock into an eclectic, catchy and sometimes mysterious ensemble, years before the so-called alternative rock moniker came to mainstream attention. The group's trademark violin-coated melodies and their ironic take on American culture put them one step away from being a novelty act in the eyes of many critics.
Fishboy is a four-piece eccentric indie pop band from Denton, TX that began as the bedroom solo project of front man Eric Michener. He was given the nickname on a middle-school field trip after a dare to pluck and swallow a fish at the Dallas World Aquarium. Six years and several shoe boxes full of cassette tapes later, Michener moved from the suburbs to the Texas rock-and-roll Mecca of Denton with a handful of low budget recordings released by the close-knit Austin music collective Business Deal Records.
Patrick Wilson (born July 3, 1973) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American theater and film actor and singer. Wilson had been in 5 theater productions including "The Full Monty" and "Oklahoma!" and 14 Flims including "The Phantom of the Opera" which earned him international attention. In June 2005, Wilson married Polish-American actress Dagmara Dominczyk, also a Carnegie Mellon graduate. (He graduated in 1995 with a drama degree; she graduated in 1998.) Their first child, Kalin Patrick Wilson, was born on June 23, 2006.
The Toy Dolls are a British punk rock band. They formed in 1979, playing their first ever gig at Millview Social Club, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK, on 20 October 1979. After a couple of gigs, vocalist Pete Zulu left to form his own band. He was replaced by Paul "Hud" Hudson, who himself left after a single gig, leaving Toy Dolls as a trio with guitarist Michael "Olga" Algar to assume vocal duties. This was just the start of the revolving door of drummers and bassists that would characterize the Toy Dolls line-up over the years.